MA in Social Integration

General

Program Description

The goal of this program is to provide students with knowledge about the multifaceted nature of intercultural issues, multi/interculturalism, and social integration by means of a multidisciplinary approach, which includes psychology, education, sociology, and anthropology. The program is both theory-based and practice-oriented. Courses are based on the latest research in relevant fields, and students are given opportunities to test and apply their theoretical knowledge in practical situations. Approximately half of the program consists of training, seminars, and fieldwork.

This program is recommended to applicants who are interested in the cultural, intercultural, and social aspects of psychology and education. We look for those applicants who see a great challenge in the organization of the working together of people of different socio-cultural backgrounds, in the initiating and maintaining of intercultural dialogue, in the efficient resolution of emerging conflicts, and in profiting on the assets of diversity as well as in the promotion of the living together and successful cooperation of various minority and majority groups.

This program enables students to understand and effectively work with culturally diverse populations in different institutions and in different settings, ranging from small communities to multinational corporations. With their sound knowledge and competences in intercultural psychology and education, graduates of the program will be able to consciously treat the diversity of values in different societies, helping to promote social equity, human rights, social integration and cooperation of different minority and majority groups. Completing the program, students will be prepared to pursue doctoral studies, as well.

Strength of program

The program, which is one of the few of its kind in Europe, is strongly committed to interdisciplinary studies with a focus on psychological and educational issues. Focusing on the human dimensions of intercultural issues and interactions, while also giving ample consideration to their global context, the Program distinguishes macro-historical, macro-political or macro-sociological approaches.

Structure

  • Culture: Definitions and Dimensions
  • Minorities in Society
  • Multiculturalism and Criticism of Multicultural Theories
  • Minority and Majority Identity
  • Human Rights and Minority Rights
  • Prejudices and Ideologies
  • Globalization and Migration
  • Sensitivity Training
  • Social Science Research: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
  • Multicultural Education: Research and Analysis of Reference Literature
  • Intercultural Training
  • Qualitative Research Methods Practice
  • Social Behaviour, Child Development, Child Rearing, and Socialization
  • Interculturalism in Practice 1. Counseling Methods
  • Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Pedagogy: Interactions Between Cultures and Education
  • Culture and Thinking
  • Children of Disadvantaged Groups in Education
  • Human and Minority Rights – Discussion Seminar
  • Quantitative Research Methods Practice
  • Diversity, Social Inequalities, Equity in Education
  • Gender Relations, Gender Roles and Beliefs
  • Intercultural and Intergroup Relations
  • Interculturalism in Practice 2. Culture and Organizations
  • Interculturalism in Practice 3. Integration, Migration
  • Minority Educational Models and Education of Minorities
  • Interculturalism in Practice 4. Internationalization in Higher Education
  • Thesis Supporting Seminar 1.
  • Field Practice
  • Historical Traumas: Collective Memory and Education
  • Thesis Supporting Seminar 2.
  • optional courses
  • Thesis - Social Integration MA

Career opportunities

Graduates will be able to understand the characteristics of intercultural relations and communication and co-ordinate the work of people from different cultures effectively in various fields both at national and international level in public administration, minority self-government, minority, and mainstream media, schools as well as other formal and informal educational institutions, multi-national and civil organizations. After receiving an MA degree, students may apply to continue their studies in our Ph.D. program.

Job examples
  • Social Integration Counsellor
  • Coordinator at the international office of universities
  • Integration of migrants at organizations
  • Person in charge of diversity management at companies

Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Fully recognized studies: Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Education, Special Education, Sociology.

In the case of degrees gained in other fields except for the mentioned ones above, each degree will be considered individually, and transcripts from your Bachelor's degree as well as course descriptions will be requested.

If the applicant takes the final examination during the current semester, and their degree certificate (diploma) is not issued before the last application deadline, a certification is required, which verifies that the applicant will presumably receive a degree. In case of being accepted as a student, however, the applicant must present the diploma upon enrolment at the latest.

This program is not available for Hungarian citizens.

The educational and outcome requirements are defined by the Ministry of Human Capacities (Regulation No. 18/2016. (VIII. 5.)). The details of the application and admission process are defined by the Organisational and Operational Regulations of ELTE.

Language requirements
  • A minimum level of language proficiency (oral) (A1-C2): C1
  • A minimum level of language proficiency (written) (A1-C2): C1

Further comments:

The language of instruction for the entire program is English, so a very good command of English is required during the oral entrance exam and throughout the whole program. The language knowledge is assessed and evaluated during the interview, the Faculty of Education and Psychology doesn't require an official language certificate.

Documents to submit with the application
  • Online application form
  • Bachelor-level degree
  • Transcript of records
  • CV
  • Statement (or letter) of purpose (900-1000 words)
    Guidelines for Statement (or letter) of purpose https://ppk.elte.hu/file/guidelines.pdf
  • Copy of the main pages of the passport (needs to be valid)
  • Copy of application fee transfer
  • Entrance exam fee
  • Official English translation of the certificates and the records if the language of the original is not English.

Further comments (if needed)

Fully recognized studies: Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Education, Special Education, Sociology.

In the case of degrees gained in other fields except for the mentioned ones above, each degree will be considered individually, and transcripts of your Bachelor's degree as well as course descriptions will be requested.

If the applicant is taking the final examination during the current semester, and their degree certificate (diploma) is not issued before the last application deadline, a certification is required, which verifies that the applicant will presumably receive a degree. In case of being accepted as a student, however, the applicant must present the diploma upon enrolment at the latest.

Application procedure

The application starts in the online application system. Students need to register in the system, fill in the online application form, upload the required documents and follow the instructions during the application process.

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

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